European Cellars


Croce Chianti Classico Riserva Sangiovese 2020

Slow wine 🇮🇹 tasting! 4000L European oak, not French oak — a month ago

Penley Estate

Phoenix Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Nose: olive, brine, bay leaf, fermenting vegetation, charcoal, some very slight (and very dark) fruit. Taste: good. Medium weight plus, a little grippy. Specific flavors less pronounced in the glass, it just tastes like a solid, subtle European style cab. This is good. Not a “deal”, but quality, worth the price @ $18. I prefer a bit more purple fruit and silky Napa goodness myself, but happy with it. — 2 years ago

Mount Nelson

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Nice Sauvignon Blanc - typical for this region. I’ve been enjoying the complexity of European Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, but this wine is solid. — 3 years ago


Blaufrankisch 2015

Super subtle red. Love everything about this. Serve chilled. Drank in the Eastern European wine tasting. — 3 years ago

European Cellars

Evodia Garnacha

Nice dark Grenache. Fruit forward. Easy drinkability. — 8 months ago

Château Roland La Garde

Côtes de Blaye Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

NOSE: Overtly European. Yeast, barnyard, dirt, gun flint, dry herbs for cooking meat (including mustard?), bitter cherry.

I’ve never mentioned “mustard” in my wine notes before.

TASTE: As the nose - initial blast of yeast and barnyard. Lingering finish of … barnyard … in the sense of hay and manure. In between, silky tannins and a nice mouthfeel. Fruit is the background, but clear - tart cherry (quite distinctly cherry, bright red ones), raspberry, and plum. Go figure. I don’t know that I’d buy it again - it’s not my preferred style - but it is enjoyable. 89-90.
— 2 years ago

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Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2015

Paul J

Consistent wine. Definitely European in nature. Mix of Chard and Sauv Blanc, but can’t quite place the European resemblance. Lemongrass, pineapple, and modest butter and lime elements. Full of flavor and a medium plus finish. Really nice!! — 3 years ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
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Domaine Guy Mousset

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2020

Delicious wine. Especially with European cheeses — a year ago

Bodegas Caudalia

01 Paal Syrah 2015

Tastes like a Syrah from somewhere in Santa Barbara County, which is not a bad thing taste-wise. But I’m always puzzled when European countries plant grapes that are indigenous to other countries. That aside, it’s very good. Nose is complex, with animal, vegetable, and mineral qualities (plus some nice fruit). There is an intense iron quality, cured salami, ripe boysenberry, and a little tobacco leaf. In the mouth it’s dark and rich, but the tannins are well integrated and unobtrusive. Acidity is a little lower than most Northern Rhônes, but enough to maintain balance. Despite my predispositions, I like it. — 2 years ago

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Barovo Vineyards Dry Red Blend 2013

Macedonian Red blend of 65% Kratosija and 35% Vranec. Interesting aromas of dried cherries, rubber and purple flowers. Hint of barnyard funk. Flavors of dark cherry, black olives and black tea. Interesting red/brown color and texture. I think we opened this one at just the right time. Balanced and unique Eastern European red. — 3 years ago

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